AWS Cloud Enterprise Strategy Blog

Category: Best Practices

KPI's in cloud

Navigating the Cloud: Key Performance Indicators for Success

The worldwide public cloud market is poised for substantial growth in upcoming years, with “end-user spending projected to reach $679 billion in 2024.[1]” . This surge is fueled by enterprises’ ongoing migration of existing workloads, the development of new cloud-native applications, and the emergence of innovative use cases like generative AI. At AWS, our Cloud […]

Data Lakes vs. Data Mesh: Navigating the Future of Organizational Data Strategies

For more than a decade, organizations have embraced data lakes to overcome the technical limitations of data warehouses and evolve into more data-centric entities. While many organizations have used data lakes to explore new data use cases and improve their data-driven approaches, others have found the promised benefits hard to achieve. As a result, the […]

simplify

Untangling Your Organizational Hairball: How to Increase Local Autonomy

Communication is a sign of dysfunction. It means people aren’t working together in a close, organic way. We should be trying to figure out a way for teams to communicate less with each other, not more. —Jeff Bezos, Executive Chairman of Amazon Traditional organizations focus on optimizing efficiency, trying to specialize and maximize the use […]

Unleash Developer Productivity: How to Remove Common Blockers as an IT Leader

In the dynamic realm of software development, fostering a positive developer experience is critical to organizational success. However, certain practices inadvertently sabotage this experience, hindering productivity and innovation. Let’s examine these pitfalls and explore actionable strategies for IT leaders to overcome them and ensure a vibrant and efficient development ecosystem that attracts and retains talent. […]

2023 Year-End Blog Roundup

Happy holidays to everyone! During this time, I like to look back on the year in AWS Enterprise Strategy Blog posts to see what themes have emerged. This blog addresses the concerns and challenges voiced by executives during the Enterprise Strategy team’s approximately 1,500 annual meetings with AWS customers. Reflecting on these important topics reveals […]

From Sustainable IT to IT for Sustainability

Sustainability has become a board-level topic. In Europe, it is a top-ten concern for CEOs who see it as one of the important, if not the most important, long-term risks that need to be managed. CIOs are looking for options to reduce their IT estates’ carbon footprints, and using technology to reduce carbon throughout the […]

Data Driven

What Are Three Things You Need to Do to Foster a Data-Driven Culture?

According to the worldwide bestseller Thinking, Fast and Slow by Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman, people make decisions either intuitively or logically. Intuition leads to fast decisions; rational thinking leads to slow decisions. In organizations, it’s the other way around. Intuition leads to long decision-making processes; data- and fact-driven decisions lead to shorter processes. In […]

Responsible AI

Responsible AI Best Practices: Promoting Responsible and Trustworthy AI Systems

The emergence of generative AI has brought about transformative possibilities and the potential to benefit how we work, live, and interact with the world. However, it is crucial to recognize the responsibility that comes with such powerful technology. When I speak to executives today, there is a lot of enthusiasm and excitement to get started […]